TORONTO, August 29, 2023 – The second full moon in August rises over Toronto on August 30. This one is called a Blue Moon and it follows the Sturgeon Moon, which rose brightly above Toronto on August 1. Tomorrow’s Blue Moon rising at 8:11 pm in the ESE and it be the fourth of four straight supermoons, and according to the Farmers’ Almanac, the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year!
A ‘Blue Moon’ simply refers to the second of two full Moons in a single month. On Wednesday, August 30, the Full Blue Moon will peak at 9:36 P.M.
What’s a Supermoon?
According to the Almanac, a “Supermoon” is a catchy term for what astronomers call “a perigean full Moon” which is when the full Moon is at its closest point to Earth in its oval-shaped orbit. A supermoon appears larger than an average-sized Moon by up to 8% and it exceeds the brightness of an average-sized full Moon by about 16%. So it should seem somewhat brighter than the full moon usually appears.
In addition to the full moon, Saturn will be bright and visible just above it on August 30 after nightfall. Thanks to the full bright supermoon, Saturn should be easy to spot tonight and tomorrow night!